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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Though of course then you have religious people telling you you can't possibly understand such music if you don't believe.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 12, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Yes , you will experience the music differently , if you are a follower of the said religion , or not . But i am not Islamic, but I can enjoy Sufi music ( , etc.).
If there is God, soul, spirit , whatever, I suspect the inner core of where this comes from is relevant to us all ( sounds like George Harrison, or Moody Blues song !).

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 12, 2010 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy spent

;)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 12, 2010 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

I have friend who does that poem "Late Lament", in the voice
of Bulwinkle moose . Pretty dam funny !
I am forgiving the of their, at times , hokey pretentiousness,
I always feel their hearts were coming from the right place , and I love their
melodies, and magnificent sound ( kudos to their producer, Tony Clarke ).
One of the often overlooked weird aspects of the Moody Blues , was their
devotion to Timothy Leary, and by association LSD . Not only "Legend of a Mind", but some of the other songs like "Floating" , obstetiously a kiddie song "... the candy stores will be brand new, and you'll buy rock with the moon right through ". (!) .

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 12, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

now I'll have to pull out vinyl, haven't listened to Moody Blues in 35 years. Micah, you must be older than your years.

I do know that I can count the first time I heard Dark Star as a religious experience. Earth moved, and planets realigned.

Suffice it to say that if you were moved by the Tantric Choir, then we could also presume that an Ubangi warrior would be moved by the Hallelujah Chorus. The "religious" experience and music are closely linked, tapping right down to the human soul.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

>i am not Islamic, but I can enjoy Sufi music ( , etc.).

Exactly.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 12, 2010 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

I not sure what 'religious people' exactly are Ring , but first and foremost these are songs we are writing about . When I saw the Gyuto Tantric Choir I was transported . I'm not sure where , but it was good . I am not a Buddhist , but I got the mojo of what they were doing . I have a feeling a Buddhist would import more into what the monks were doing , then I . Just as I import certain ideas when I hear songs such as this . I try to be careful everywhere , here , with this subject matter . Always in my head ( when I'm using it ) is to be humble . I have no idea what experiences people are going through , regarding this subject matter .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And We Bid You Goodnight

>I not sure what 'religious people' exactly are Ring , but first and foremost these are songs we are writing about .

I just mean, I have had people tell me I can't be (don't deserve to be?) getting any appreciation from, say, Bach or Handel since I don't relate to the religious inspiration behind them.

>When I saw the Gyuto Tantric Choir I was transported .

I don't know what the Gyuto Tantric Choir is, but I guess I'll have to go find out. I get such an education here ...

> I'm not sure where , but it was good . I am not a Buddhist , but I got the mojo of what they were doing .

That's my point exactly.